Sock twins are paired gradients at 150 yards each. To enjoy a continuous gradient across your project, we recommend using a contrast colour for the heel. Please see below for our complimentary top down recipe.
The socks pictured are the standard recipe with a simple stitch pattern grafted on; the pattern as written is stockinette, but makes an excellent canvas for your favourite stitch.
LINDA’S TOP DOWN SOCK RECIPE
Cast on and Ribbing
Using your favourite stretchy cast on, cast on 56 (64, 72) stitches. Join in the round, being careful not to twist.Ribbing Round: *k1, p1*, repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat Ribbing Round an additional 11 rounds (12 rounds of ribbing total).
Leg: Work in stocking stitch (knit every round) for 6 - 7 inches (or preferred length)
Heel: Attach contrast colour and work your heel using any of the following methods:
Fish Lips Kiss
Sweet Tomato Heel
(Pictured heel is the Fish Lips Kiss).
FOOT: Once heel is complete, change back to main colour and return to stocking stitch (knit every round) until length is 1.5” shorter than required.
Round 1: K1, ssk, k to three stitches before end of instep, k2tog, k1. K1, ssk, k to three stitches before end of sole stitches, k2tog, k1. (4 sts dec.)
Round 2: K all stitches.
Repeat these two rounds 7 (8, 10) more times until you have 24 (28, 32) stitches left – or until the toe is your preferred width at the tip. To divide for grafting, place 12 (14, 16) on each of two needles.
Graft using Kitchener stitch, and weave in ends and wash/block. Proceed to second sock without suffering Second Sock Syndrome because THAT’S JUST HOW AMAZING YOUR SOCKS ARE =D